Wilkes Central dominates MVAC tennis meet
by Matthew Gorry
ELKIN - In a tournament dominated by Wilkes Central, Yadkin County schools had a few shining moments at the Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament last week at Elkin.
Starmount’s doubles pair of Daniel Stinson and Ricardo Hernandez picked up the county’s lone win at the conference tourney. Stinson and Hernandez breezed past Forbush’s Josh Brown and Turner Baity 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round.
In the second round, the pair was dropped by eventual silver medalists Kevin Reynolds and Duncan Trawick of Wilkes Central.
Forbush’s second doubles team of Jared Miller and Avery Adams dropped their first-round match to eventual champion Kartik Patel and Pat Archibald of Wilkes Central.
In singles play, the Eagles completed the clean sweep, capturing the top three spots on the afternoon.
Starmount’s Jonathan Allison and Josh Tucker dropped their first-round matches, while Spencer Brown of Forbush fell to Central’s Parker Jordan.
Lucas Zeller (Ashe County) def Jonathan Allison (Starmount) 6-3, 6-0
Parker Jordan (Wilkes Central) def Spencer Brown (Forbush) 6-1, 6-0
Sam Bowers (Ashe County) def Josh Tucker (Starmount) 6-1, 6-0
Garrett Lakey (Wilkes Central) def Zeller 6-0, 6-1
Third place: Jordan def Bowers 6-2, 6-1
Championship: Lakey def Jordan 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Stinson/Ricardo Hernandez (Starmount) def Josh Brown/Turner Baity (Forbush) 6-0, 6-1
Kevin Reynolds/Duncan Trawick (Wilkes Central) def Travis Stanley/Jordan Spell (Ashe County) 6-1, 6-1
Een Shepherd/Jacob O’Neil (Ashe County) def Nick Worley/Jordan Roberts (Starmount) 7-5, 6-0
Kartik Patel/Pat Archibald (Wilkes Central) def Jared Miller/Avery Adams (Forbush) 6-1, 6-0
Reynolds/Trawick def Stinson/Hernandez 6-0, 6-0
Third place: Patel/Archibald def Shepherd/O’Neil 6-2, 6-1
Championship: Patel/Archibald def Reynolds/Trawick 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2
Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or email@example.com.
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